Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 

Click Here to Purchase a ticket to the TowneBank Suds & Buds event. Presented by Virginia Natural Gas and benefits Special Olympics Virginia-Chesapeake, Rotary Charities and Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

Our Spring/Summer Sports Program features softball, track & field, tennis, cheering, bowling and our newest program swimming. To get more information Contact Sherry York at 757-618-5773 or

We had our Fundraising Golf Tournament at Greenbrier Country Club on Monday, September 18, 2023. Thank you to all of the golfers, sponsors, volunteers, athletes and gift donors that made our 2023 Golf Tournament a wonderful success. We really appreciate the community support and the generous donations to our sports programs! Here are some highlight of the day and another thank you to our fabulous sponsors. 

 Join our Chesapeake sports program as an Athlete or Volunteer.
We invite you to volunteer with our program. If you are interested please go to the volunteer page and fill out the appropriate forms. If you have questions contact Sherry York at
If you have an athlete that would like to join our program and participate in a sport please go to the athlete page and review the information. You need to have your medical completed prior to joining an activity in our program.  If you have questions about the medical form contact Partice Dykes at
If you are a current athlete your medical needs to be updated every three years. If you are going to the doctor be sure to check to see if your medical needs to be updated. This is the updated medical form your doctor needs to fill out. 
Chesapeake Monthly Council Meetings
We welcome all parents and volunteers to join us at our monthly council meetings. It is your chance to share suggestions with us and help us build a stronger program for our athletes. Our next Council Meeting is on Tuesday,August 6 at 6:30 pm. We are having Zoom meetings so if you would like to attend email Sherry York at   

Chesapeake Athletes Team Polar Plunge 2024



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